Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 PC Technical Review

Company: Konami
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: March 11th, 2014

Introduction, setup, requirements

Konami's highly praised action title Castlevania Lords of Shadow made its way to PC last year, to the joy of PC gamers. While not a truly solid port, it did have great graphics and decent controls. Plus, it was just nice to have Konami on PC again.

Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 has followed in its footsteps, also making its way to PC, although this time PC gamers haven't had to wait three years for it.

If you're curious on how the game fares this time in terms of PC features, performance, and more, read on for a light technical analysis.

Test Setup

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 4GB (Stock)
  • Driver: Catalyst 14.2 Beta V1.3
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Storage: 10GB
    • Video Card: Direct X9 compatible video card 512Mb RAM

  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Storage: 10GB
    • Video Card: Direct X11 compatible video card with 1024Mb RAM